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Irvine Welsh

Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting (1996) which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the movies in 1996. Of his other works, one other has been ... See full bio »

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  Porno (novel) (announced)
 2013/I Filth (novel)
 2012 Rachael (Short)
 2011/II Ecstasy (based on a book by)
 2010 Counterplay (Short) (novel)
 2009 Good Arrows (written by)
 2007/I Nuts (Short)
 2007 Wedding Belles (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (novel - 1 episode)
- Irvine Welsh (2006) ... (novel)
 2005 Bad Blood (Short)
 2003 Dose (TV Short) (story)
 1999 Dockers (TV Movie)
 1998 The Acid House (screenplay) / (stories)
 1996 Trainspotting (novel)
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Novel: "Marabou Stork Nightmares," 1996. See more »

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6 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on his character Freddy Royle] I had nothing to do with the hospital services, or NHS trusts, or the BBC. So how come I knew this rumour about Jimmy Savile, this eccentric British institution? There must have been so much stuff on the grapevine. But there was a whole culture then of not addressing these issues. See more »


Based his character Freddy Royle, from his 1996 story Lorraine Goes to Livingston, on Sir Jimmy Savile. Royle is a children's TV presenter described as the nation's "favourite caring, laconic uncle", who turns out to be a child molester and necrophiliac, raising millions for the hospital where he commits his crimes. Following his death in 2011, Savile, a children's television presenter and ... See more »


His characters often have a sarcastic and cynical sense of humor See more »

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